Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, a leading upscale wine and food market, is seeking a Wine Buyer for Gary’s Napa, its new flagship location in Napa Valley. Commitment to attentive service by a knowledgeable staff and an incredible selection of wine, beer, spirits, and specialty foods is what sets us apart from other wine stores.
Wine Buyers are members of the wine buying team responsible for product purchase decisions. Major responsibilities include selecting and buying wines for the organization, creating new items in the POS system, creating purchase orders, monitoring inventory levels within budget parameters, managing vendor relationships, and authorizing weekly reorders. The Wine Buyer will manage the wine portfolio of specific regions or categories, assist in the selection of wines for email campaigns, and address other buying needs as required. A Wine Buyer may manage one or multiple categories, including beer and spirits. A Wine Buyer is also responsible for coordinating with vendors on events and tastings.
This position will also include selling and recommending wines to our guests. This requires a thorough knowledge of our priority items, wine pairing, wine regions, and wine prices. As needed, a Wine Buyer will attend tastings and seminars as well as conduct tastings/seminars with both a customer focus as well as for employee training.
• Excellent palate
• Extensive knowledge of wines (international and domestic), wine products, and wine selection
• Extensive knowledge of the wine purchasing process, including appropriate legal aspects
• A demonstrated ability to prioritize according to seasonal or special situations
• Ability to work within a team structure
• A thorough understanding of wine marketing and the retail business
We offer a friendly working environment, medical and retirement benefits, and opportunities for travel and advancement.
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